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What is HIPAA Omnibus Rule?
As of January 17th, 2013, HIPAA regulations have had a massive update and overhaul to protect patients. The new laws more extensively hold second and third party businesses responsible to keep Patient Health Information (PHI) private. The Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) adopted the HIPAA Omnibus Rule as an overall and update to the USA’s existing volumes of the HIPAA Law and HI TECH Law. The Final Rule or final HIPAA omnibus rule (78 Fed. Reg. 5566) has some important modifications to HIPAA as we know it. They are required to begin functioning within your workplace, beginning March 26, 2013.
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